A loan of $1,100 helped to buy cases of different types of fish.

Khaliss's story

This borrower is a married woman who is the mother of three boys and three girls. Her main work involves fish trading; she buys fish in bulk from boatmen who have just landed, and then she sells the fish retail to consumers on the docks. This business was handed down to her from her father whom she accompanied at a very young age at the port. After fifteen years, she was able to acquire a fishing canoe by saving her modest profits. The canoe was bringing in substantial income. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by a storm at sea; and so, this woman can now count on only selling fish to support herself and her family members.

She obtained two IMCEC loans of 200,000 francs CFA each, and she has repaid them completely and on time. She is now requesting a third loan of 500,000 francs to increase her working capital. With this loan, she intends to buy 3 cases of thiof (a species of grouper), 2 cases of mérou (another type of grouper), and a case of ras cass. Her ambition is to buy a new fishing canoe in the near future and to build a house later on in order to house her family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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